Active Travel Active Scotland is the latest publication from the Scottish sustainable transport thinktank, Transform Scotland, which features the work of ED’s Cycle Co-op in the chapter entitled, Learning from the best, Scottish success… Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire has seen a significant growth in cycling as a result of various cycling activities and promotional events, which has been coordinated by a not for profit community social enterprise, ED’s Cycle Co-op.
ED’s Cycle Festival 2012 is here Today – Sunday 17th June from 2pm to 5pm, we’re sure it’ll be our ‘best ever yet‘. Winner of UK Bike Week Image 2010 & 2011, we want you to be in the winning image for 2012, so come prepared to enter into the spirit of the event…. and come on a bike. We will have all our usual bike type activities and so much more and it’s all FREE: MAOAM goodie bags to [...]
Wester Cleddens pupils invited guest to Westminster reception. Local cycling enthusiasts Calum Aitken (9) and Kieran Ballard (9) from Wester Cleddens Primary School were invited to Westminster, London on Monday 14th May, in recognition of their continued efforts to travel sustainably to school, as guests of ED’s Cycle Co-op. They are pictured here by Big Ben at Westminster.
Yesterday (22nd May 2012) Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Fiona McLeod took part in the initial discussions to establish a Cross Party Group on Cycling in the Scottish Parliament. We would like to thank Fiona for continuing to ensure that cycling remains on the agenda in the Scottish Parliament and within the Scottish Government. Fiona also recently spoke about the impact of the efforts of ED’s Cycle Co-op during Scottish Green MSP Alison Johnstone’s debate on 29th March 2012. You can see [...]
On a rather blustery Friday morning in March (9th), Mark Stephen from BBC Radio Scotland Out of Doors joined Wester Cledden’s Primary P7 pupils on one of East Dunbartonshire’s Cycle Co-operative expedition rides. The bike ride was a journey through time, going back in history along the Forth & Clyde Canal, but crucially linked to the topic they’d been researching as part of the Curriculum for Excellence. Mark, pictured here taking a ride in one of ED’s Cycle Co-op cargo [...]
Bishopbriggs BMXer, Christopher Eastwood (aka Katman, 16) formerly of Bishopbriggs Academy, was a winner at the first national BMX competition in Edinburgh’s Transgression Indoor Skate Park, “Snow Ballin’ BMX Jam” at the end of 2011. However, this magnanimous youngster offered all his prizes to stage a local competition at the Bishopriggs Youth BMX Club the following evening, Sunday 11th Dec. Christopher was one of the founders of the Bishopbriggs Youth BMX Club just one year ago. The CTC Bike Club [...]
This morning, ED’s Cycle Co-op were delighted to be working with Eleanor Bradford, Health Correspondent of BBC Scotland reporting on the health benefits of children cycling on the first day back at school. East Dunbartonshire Council leader, Rhondda Geekie also came on the record to support our call
Bishopbriggs cycle campaign activists headed to Brussels at the invitation of Struan Stevenson MEP. They headed off on Monday 11th and return Thursday 14th July, just at the end of Co-operatives fortnight. The remarkable achievement of more than doubling the number of children cycling to primary schools in Bishopbriggs in one year so impressed Scottish MEP, Struan Stevenson, that he invited a small delegation of East Dunbartonshire’s Cycle Co-operative to discuss their achievements with colleagues at the European Parliament.
On Saturday, 28th May, over 100 pupils, parents and staff from the seven Cycle Friendly Primary Schools in Bishopbriggs created a mass cycle procession, each wearing a coloured waterproof poncho, the Rainbow Ride. The Bishopbriggs Gala Queen and Princesses travelled in a Velo taxi and Rickshaw along the route from Bishopbriggs Library to the Fort Theatre.
The video of our Baldernock Cycle Festival has been edited and posted up on our YouTube channel, check out Danny MacAskill, The Clan and most of Baldernock out on their bikes for a fantastic Cycle Festival. We’re you there?…see if your in the video. Thanks again to everyone who made it such a successful day. We hope to see you at our next Cycle Festival on Sunday 19th June from 1pm at Etive Park, Bishopbriggs. Don’t forget your bike!